Choosing your flowers are the fun bit of planning your event. There are so many things to decide about when choosing your flowers.

Here’s our quick guide to seasonal wedding flowers. This could save you a lot of frustration, if you set your heart on one type of flower only to find it is out of season when you are throwing your next event.

The good news is that many flowers have a longer or even year-round season these days. This is due to imports from warmer climates, and commercial growers cultivating the flowers under glass, out of season. However, expect the best quality and lowest prices to be for seasonal flowers that are in their normal flowering season.

The following are flowers that are available all year:

  • Roses
  • Anthuriums
  • Orchids
  • Tropical flowers
  • Lilies
  • Gerberas (gerber daisies)

Spring Flowers

Spring is the time when nature bursts into life, and treats us to a spectacular array of colours. Flowering bulbs come into season now such as tulips and the wonderfully fragrant hyacinths. Peonies also put in their seasonal appearance. This flower is available to florists from wholesalers during winter but it’s real season is Spring. Forsythia bears its yellow flowers in Spring, and is unusual in that the flowers appear on the plant before the leaves. Another popular flower is Lily of the Valley. This delicate and wonderfully perfumed flower has a very short season around April/May. Lily of the Valley is one of the more expensive seasonal flowers. Cherry blossoms are by far the most fragrant flowers that bloom this time of year.

Any of these flowers will add that special touch to your next event and will be sure to make your guests feel like they are a party of a lovely garden party.

Thanks and happy planning!

Melissa